Multicultural Week Events at SAU Library

 

SAU Multicultural Week 2009

SAU Multicultural Week 2009

Please join us Sunday, March 22 – Saturday March 28 as we celebrate Multicultural Week at St. Ambrose University. Throughout the week we’ll take a thorough look at life and customs in diverse areas of the globe through performances, games, and events. Here’s what you have to look forward to (Events held at the Library are emboldened) :

 

Sunday, March 22

  • Multicultural Theme Dinner: Jamaica 4:30–6 p.m., Cosgrove Cafeteria Join us for an international feast of cuisine from the island of Jamaica. There is no extra cost for students with a meal plan; cost for faculty, staff and others is $6.50. Sponsored by Sodexo & Intercultural Life
  • Diversity Fest Noon–6 p.m., Rogalski Center An afternoon of cultural diversity fun for families and people of all ages, this international celebration will include music and dance demonstrations, food from around the world, children’s activities and crafts, martial arts, international displays, and much more. Adults, $2; SAU students and children age 12 and under will be admitted for FREE! Sponsored by BeeGlobal
  • Multicultural Week Mass 6:30 p.m., Christ the King Chapel All are welcome at this celebration of diversity and multiculturalism. The Mass will include performances and interpretation of hymns from different cultures. Sponsored by Campus Ministry

Monday, March 23

  • Home Sweet Home: From Germany to America after World War II 12:15–1:15 p.m., Media Room, Lower Level Library Former caregiver, poet, writer, gardener, baker, knitter and volunteer, Irmtraut Schmidt Henning, 90, will tell her story about coming to America in 1952 after living in Germany during WWII. Mrs. Henning became a U.S. citizen in 1960. Come listen to the adjustments Irmtraut made to live and work in America. This fascinating woman will share how she, now a nearby St. Ambrose neighbor, became a caregiver and has made it part of her life to accept the diversity of people in the world around us. Sponsored by the Department of Nursing
  • Multicultural Theme Dinner: Vietnam 4:30–6 p.m., Cosgrove Cafeteria Join us for an international feast of cuisine from Vietnam. There is no extra cost for students with a meal plan; cost for faculty, staff and others is $6.50. Sponsored by Sodexo & Intercultural Life
  • Diversity in the Workplace 6 p.m.–9 p.m., Rogalski Center, Ballroom This is an opportunity to expose the SAU community to speakers familiar with workplaces in other parts of the world. Speakers include Dr. Nidal Harb, MD FACC, from the Holy Land; Kamilini Kumar, Ph.D. from India; and Mr. Victor Hakiba from Rwanda. The Filipino-American Dancers will perform during intermission. Sponsored by Managerial Studies

Tuesday, March 24

  • Multicultural Theme Lunch: Mexico 10:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Cosgrove Cafeteria Join us for an international feast of cuisine from Mexico. There is no extra cost for students with a meal plan; cost for faculty, staff and others is $6.50. Sponsored by Sodexo & Intercultural Life
  • Passover Seder 6:30–8:30 p.m., Rogalski Center Ballroom Come and enjoy an authentic Passover Seder at St. Ambrose! Learn the meaning and customs of the Jewish holiday, Passover, and how it is celebrated in modern day. Rabbi Henry Karp will lead the event, and Sodexo will cater a delicious meal. Students with meal plans can sign up in the cafeteria or at Mass, and the cost for all others is $5. Seating is limited; reservations are required by March 18. Sponsored by Ambrosians for Peace and Justice, Campus Ministry, Student Government Association and Residence Life
  • Spoken Word Poetry 9–10:30 p.m., Rogalski Center, Ballroom The focus of slam poetry is not the written word; rather, it is a celebration of the art of oral interpretation and performance with emphasis on the interaction between the poet and the audience. These poets will use their own poetry to offer a unique, educated, hard-hitting, and emotionally-packed view of life but won’t be afraid to make you smile. Even while laughing and enjoying the performance these poets will get you thinking about the values in life. Sponsored by Campus Activities Board

Wednesday, March 25

  • History in the Making: Lametta Wynn 1–1:50 p.m., McMullen Hall 202 Lametta Wynn made history becoming the first African-American woman mayor in the state of Iowa. She served the city of Clinton from 1995-2007. In 2007, she submitted her name for the Iowa Senate. Come listen to her story as she retells stories of her past, divulges who she credits for her successes, and what keeps her busy today. Sponsored by Intercultural Life and Women’s Studies
  • Multicultural Theme Dinner: Ireland 4–6:30 p.m., Cosgrove Cafeteria Join us for an international feast of cuisine from Ireland. There is no extra cost for students with a meal plan; cost for faculty, staff and others is $6.50. Sponsored by Sodexo & Intercultural Life
  • Dancing Around the World 7–8 p.m., Rogalski Center, Ballroom Come to the Rogalski Center Ballroom and learn to dance either Salsa or Irish step dancing. You can expand your knowledge and get a taste of some different culture while listening to some good music! Sponsored by Teacher Education, Library, and Residence Life

Thursday, March 26

  • Multicultural Bagel Thursday for Commuters 7:30–10:30 a.m., Rogalski Center, Gottlieb Lounge It’s one of the best Bagel Thursdays of the year! Danish pastries, apple strudel, breakfast burritos, Asian pear pastry, and bagels create a multicultural breakfast feast you won’t want to miss. While you enjoy the complimentary fare, learn a little about the history of these foods. Sponsored by Commuter Advocacy & Recreation Society (CARS)
  • Multicultural Theme Lunch: Germany 10:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Cosgrove Cafeteria Join us for an international feast of cuisine from Germany. There is no extra cost for students with a meal plan; cost for faculty, staff and others is $6.50. Sponsored by Sodexo and Intercultural Life
  • Multicultural Week Lunch: African-American 10:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Cosgrove Hall dining room Join us for an international feast of cuisine originating from the southern United States. There is no extra cost for students with a meal plan; cost for faculty, staff and others is $6.50. Sponsored by Sodexho and Intercultural Life
  • Home Sweet Home: Buddhism in/and Cambodian Society 12:15–1:15 p.m., Media Room, Lower Level Library Somnieng Hoeurn, a student at SAU, will talk about Buddhism, how it connects to Cambodian society, and how both have shaped his life. Sponsored by Campus Ministry

Friday, March 27

  • “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant & a Prayer” 7:30 p.m., Rogalski Center, Ballroom Readings about violence against women – angry, tragic, funny and beautiful – will create a true and profound portrait of this issue’s effect on all people. Intended for mature audiences. Admission is $8 for adults; $5 for students. All proceeds will benefit local agencies working to stop violence against women. Sponsored by Triota, the Women Studies Honor Society

Saturday, March 28

  • Freeman Pollard Minority Scholarship Day 9 a.m. –1 p.m., Rogalski Center, Rooms 210 & 211 Prospective and transfer undergraduate minority students are encouraged to learn more about this scholarship and opportunities at St. Ambrose. The scholarship is named after Dr. Freeman Pollard, a St. Ambrose University political science professor from 1979-1988 and civil rights activist. Sponsored by the Admissions Office
  • Multicultural Theme Dinner: South & Central America 4:30–6 p.m., Cosgrove Cafeteria Join us for an international feast of cuisine from South and Central America. There is no extra cost for students with a meal plan; cost for faculty, staff and others is $6.50. Sponsored by Sodexo & Intercultural Life
  • Trivia Night 7–10 p.m., Rogalski Center, Ballroom Know someone that has all the answers? Gather a 6-8 person team for 10 rounds of 10 questions each on a variety of topics. Players can bring snacks. Beverages are available for purchase. Reserve a table by calling (563) 333-6290 or visit http://www.sau.edu/alumni. Proceeds benefit Alumni Association Welch Scholarship and the Children’s Campus. Sponsored by Student Alumni Association and the Children’s Campus

Throughout the week

  • Photo Contest – “Around the World in a Snapshot” Sunday, March 22 – Sunday, March 29 Faculty, staff and students will exhibit photos from around the world. Winners will be announced mid-April. Sponsored by the SAU Library and International Education
About these ads

About libstaff

Bryan Hinds Evening Circulation Supervisor St. Ambrose University 518 W. Locust St. Davenport IA 52803
This entry was posted in Library Events. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s